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Trugga
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Jun 26, 2013 15:11 |  #1

Earlier in the year I photographed my sisters dog - my first ever attempt at pet photography (results here). My sister showed some prints to the woman who runs the dogs training and yesterday evening I popped along to a training session.

I emphasized that I was there to see if I have the skill and the tools to capture the action, but if any photos came out ok I'd share them on their FB site.

Well, I surprised myself with the results:

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ISO: Auto, 1600 Max.
Focus: AI Servo, AF point expansion
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The lens has to take a lot of credit for my success.

C&C welcome on the composition - I was not sure how/where to crop for best effect (show the dog or the environment)

Cheers
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Jun 26, 2013 15:27 |  #2

spectacular!!! great focus!


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Jun 26, 2013 21:54 |  #3

Great work and some very talented dogs.


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Jun 26, 2013 22:03 |  #4
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How fun is that!!! I love how intensely focused their expressions are. Looks like they were having a great time!!




  
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Jun 27, 2013 01:57 |  #5

Definitely keep doing it! Great captures, much better than the work of some "official agility photographers" I have seen.


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Jun 27, 2013 05:03 |  #6

these are great! i would try some noise reduction to improve clarity as well.




  
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Jun 27, 2013 12:10 |  #7

These are really good...pursue it!


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Jun 27, 2013 13:25 as a reply to  @ SJC from VT's post |  #8

Thank you all.

Kpablo - I have to give the speed of the lens the credit for the focus.

Seamus69 - This was apparently the more advanced class

Christian - I'm not a pet owner, but I could see the dogs wanted to be doing this. They even appeared to be asking the owner what obstacle to attempt next - great fun to watch.

CyberCat - I plan to go again and hopefully expand on my keeper rate. I spoke to a friend with regards to being a 2nd at an agility comp, but his work was very strict as they (he and his partner) printed on site straight from the camera card (no PP, no crop) - it's not how I like to work. I'll chat with some dog owners and see what they might like.

vzuptnguyen - Now you mentioned it, they are slightly speckly. I'll have a play.

SJC - Thank you, I'm well pleased with them. I'll try again next week. I have been invited to shoot a competition in a couple of months. I'll see how I get on and maybe I'll take them up on the offer.

Cheers all,
Lawrence




  
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Jun 27, 2013 23:40 |  #9

Very nice shots but ISO 1600 noise is pretty noticeable. Great start and good luck!




  
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Jun 28, 2013 11:18 |  #10

These are great. Looks like the dogs are having so much fun.


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Jun 28, 2013 16:17 |  #11

Great images, certainly for your first time at agility!

1/1000th, f2.8, ISO 1600. You must be either shooting at night or in the UK :)

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Jun 29, 2013 01:08 |  #12

Ha ha, yes in the UK, 7:30-8:45pm, overcast sky.

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Jul 18, 2013 01:06 |  #13

Really great shots!




  
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Jul 23, 2013 02:57 |  #14

Coming from an active agility competitor (I run 3 of my own dogs, and handle several for other people), please let me just say wow!! I have hundreds of photos of my dogs doing agility, but these are incredible! Well done!!




  
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Jul 23, 2013 03:07 |  #15

Very well done!!


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